Janice chose implants after she was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time. She talks about her horrific experience of getting an infection with expanders, and her challenges with complications from implants. When I interviewed Janice, she had not yet explanted, but was scheduled to do so.
Jenny had challenges with her expanders and symptoms related to Breast Implant Illness after being diagnosed with cancer and having chemo and radiation.
Carol had DCIS--early stage breast cancer and received implants after mastectomy. She developed BIA-ALCL--Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma from her implants. She also developed heart failure from the chemo she received for the BIA-ALCL.
Donna shares her symptoms of Breast Implant Illness and the challenges that resulted from those symptoms. She shares her relief when she realized her symptoms could be related to her implants.
Carmen chose a double-mastectomy with implants after genetic testing for one of the BRCA gene. She shares her terrifying story of learning her symptoms could be related to her ruptured and recalled implants.
Carol shares how she found other women who were experiencing Breast Implant Illness, complications from implants, and BIA-ALCL in various social media groups. She shares about testifying in front of the FDA about the dangers of breast implants.
Tracy shares about her breast cancer diagnosis and getting implants, including the complications and mobility challenges that prevented her from being fully physically active.
Agalia was a health professional who was diagnosed with breast cancer and chose implants. Her implants caused mobility challenges and forced her to leave the career she loved.
Janice shares about the symptoms and complications from her implants and why she will be having them removed.
Tracy shares why she chose to start her business--#goingflat: Thrifty Clothing, Wardrobe Styling, & Personal Shopping, which supports women after breast cancer treatment. For further information visit goingflat.com.
Forrest continues to have complications from breast implants decades after she was first diagnosed with cancer.
Agalia shares how she is feeling now that her implants--one of which was ruptured--have been removed.
Janice and Amy talk about the societal expectations of aesthetics over health and quality of life.
Carmen shares about seeing her plastic surgeon after learning her implants were recalled and being concerned about.a potential rupture.
Carrie shares about her breast cancer diagnosis, symptoms of Breast Implant Illness, and how she feels now that she has explanted.
Donna shares how she's feeling after explant.
Carmen shares about healing after explanting ruptured implants.
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